Riot control conducted in townships in Magway, Yangon, Ayeyawady and Sagaing regions

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Myaing Township Police Station is seen after rioters storm into it. Rioters are seen attacking the security forces, with slingshots and rocks.

Security forces maintained the situation while riots broke out in Myaing Township in Magway Region, Dagon Myothit (North) in Yangon Region, Nyaungdon Township in Ayeyawady Region and Kalay Township in Sagaing Region, yesterday.

While a group of about 50 people were rioting in front of Thukhamyaing monastery in Myaing Township in Magway Region, security forces demanded to disperse the crowd. Finally, when the group insisted on riot, security forces dispersed the crowd in accordance with the riot control procedures and detained 2 men.

Afterwards, about 100 people gathered in front of the township police station and invaded violently with slingshots and rocks. During the riot, one man (still investigating) died, three police were injured and the crowd removed back.

Similarly, security forces had to fire warning shots to scare the group of about 80 rioters away who attacked them while they were patrolling the streets in the wards of Kalay Township, Sagaing Region around 10 pm on 10 March. After the crowd had been dispersed, Soe Win, 49, who lived in Chan Myay Aung ward, Kalaw Township, was injured and under medical care and will be charged in accordance with the law.

Riots in Dagon Myothit (North) also led two men injured and one of them died due to the injury. It was reported that the deceased person was Chit Min, 25, who lived in (49) ward, Dagon Myothit (North), Yangon Region.

Around 8 pm on 10 March, a rioter burned the motorbike of an official parked in front of staff housing in ward (3), Nyaungdon Township, Ayeyawady Region and investigations are underway to charge the responsible person at the township police station.—MNA

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